Fouad Bou Zeineddine, Ph.D. 2015

Degrees: PhD. 2015, Psychology, University of Connecticut

M.A., 2012, Social Psychology, University of Connecticut
M.A., 2010, Biology, Clark University
B.A., Summa cum laude, 2009, Biology & Psychology, Clark University

Felicia Pratto
Colin Wayne Leach
Lab webpage:
 Intergroup Relations Lab
Research Interests:
  • Political Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations, Group Identity, Ideology, Nonviolence and Social Change
  • Morality, Empathy, Integrative Complexity
  • Human Security
  • Power Dynamics
  • Neuroscience
  • Genetics
Research Synopsis:  His research is concerned with collective moral-political aspirations and entitlements, and their relationship to perceptions of and responses to moral-political infractions and shortfalls. From within this framework, his work focuses on the perspectives of subordinated groups on dominance relationships rooted in international power dynamics and structures.
Recent News:
  • Fouad Bou Zeineddine is an assistant professor at the American University of Cairo. Current webpage.
  •  Member
    • International Society for Political Psychology
    • Psychologists for Social Responsibility
    • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
    • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
    • Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence
Representative Publications: Bou Zeineddine, F. & Pratto, F. (February, 2017). The Need for Power and the Power of Need: Towards a universalist political psychology. Advances in Political Psychology, 38, 3-35. DOI: 10.1111/pops.12389


Bou Zeineddine, F. & Pratto, F. (2015). Political distrust: The seed and fruit of the popular empowerment. In Prooijen, J. van & Lange, P. A. M. van (Eds), Power, politics, and paranoia. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 106-129.


Leach, C. W., Bou Zeineddine, F., & Cidam, A. (2015). Emotions and Intergroup Relations. In Wright, J.D. et al. (Eds.), International Encyclopaedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition, Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK.


Pratto, F., Sidanius, J., Bou Zeineddine, F., Kteily, N., & Levin, S. (2013). When domestic politics and international relations intermesh: Subordinated publics’ factional support within layered power structures Foreign Policy Analysis, 1-22. doi: 10.1111/fpa.12023 . Also (2014), 10, 127-148.


Stewart. A. L., Pratto, F., Bou Zeineddine, F., Sweetman, J., Eicher, V., Licata, L., Morselle, D., Saab, R., Aiello, A., Chryssochoou, X., Cichocka, A., Cidam, A., Foels, R., Giguère, B., Li, L., Prati, F., & van Stekelenburg, J. (2015). International Support for the Arab Uprisings: Understanding Sympathetic Collective Action Using Theories of Social Dominance and Social Identity. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Published online before print January 19, 2015, doi: 10.1177/1368430214558310. Winner of the Otto Klineberg Award for best paper on Intercultural and International Relations from SPSSI, 2015.


Bou Zeineddine, F. (Chair), Pratto, F., Harb, C., Saab, R., van Stekelenburg, J. (2011, July) The Winter of Arab Discontent: Causes, Meanings, and Consequences: Perspectives on the Rise of Arab Political Engagement. Roundtable discussion held at the International Society for Political Psychology Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.Pratto, F. (Co-chair), Bou Zeineddine, F. (Co-chair), Sidanius, J., Levin, S., & Kteily, N. (2011, July) Intergroup Prejudice and Desire for Political Action in Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Palestine. Symposium presented at the International Society for Political Psychology Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

Bou Zeineddine, F. (2009). Political participation and conflict escalation in Lebanon, ISPPNews.

Bou Zeineddine, F. 
& de Rivera, J. (2010, January) Assessing the Role of Principled Leadership Rhetoric in  Intergroup Conflict. Poster, presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Bou Zeineddine, F. 
& de Rivera, J. (2008, April) Emotional climate and political participation in Lebanon. Poster, presented at Clark University’s Academic Spree Day, Worcester, MA.

Bou Zeineddine, F. 
(2009, September) Genetics, Neuroscience, and Political Psychology – An Effort in Consilience. Discussion at Phi Beta Kappa Association of Boston Scholarship award recipients recognition, Boston, MA.